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ERIC Number: ED422705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 352
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Autism Training Sourcebook.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
This collection of articles and bibliographies provides a comprehensive guide to autism. Section 1 presents general information on autism such as characteristics, myths and facts about autism, factors associated with autism, and diagnostic criteria for autism and Asperger's disorder. Section 2, on the family, addresses such aspects as the diagnosis of autism, parent-professional collaboration, respite services, and supplemental security income. Section 3 provides extensive information on educational programming including inclusion, long range goals, planning for successful transition, peer support programs, integrated therapy, and building independence. Section 4, on adults with autism, covers lifestyle planning, supported living, vocational rehabilitation, and employment. Section 5, on behavior, addresses consequences, self-management, discrete trial training, movement differences, negation, relaxation, desensitization, managing challenging behavior, designing a behavior plan, analyzing the purpose of behavior, and positive behavior programming. Among the many topics discussed on communication (Section 6) are analysis of communicative behavior, communicating with people with autism, the role of the school speech language pathologist, facilitated communication, integration training, and augmentative communication. Section 7 addresses social and leisure aspects, including the value of movement activities, use of local community resources, and increasing social interaction. Section 8 is about self-help and medical concerns including medication, social/sexual training, and toilet training. The final section describes services and resources available through the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. (Contains over 200 references.) (DB)
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, The University Affiliated Program of Indiana, Indiana University, 2853 East Tenth St., Bloomington, Indiana 47408-2601; telephone: 812-855-6508; TDD: 812-855-9396; fax: 812-855-9630; e-mail:; World Wide Web:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana